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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

Travel back in time through Saint Paul’s colorful past with Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum’s bold new production. Part enchanting history tour, part splashy dance party, Passing Through Pig’s Eye is a roving romp of wildly entertaining and eclectic dance, music and comedy.

Passing Through Pig’s Eye starts and ends at Park Square Theatre. In between, you’ll be guided along one of two performance tracks to multiple locations throughout downtown Saint Paul—both indoors and out—where history will be revealed in intriguing, percussive ways.

Featuring the work of:
Rush Benson*+, Jeremy Bensussan*+, Jan Campbell*, Joe Chvala*+, Ayana Dubose*, Annie Enneking+, Brian J Evans*+, Karla Grotting*+, Galen Higgins*+, Betsy Husting*, Scott Keever*, Adam Kiesling*+, Michelle Lemon*, Kaleena Miller+, Natalie Nowytski*+, Peter O’Gorman*+, Charles Robison*, Colleen Somerville-Leeman*, Molly Kay Stoltz*, and Darrius Strong*+
*Performer, +Creator

Park Square Theatre 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Joe Chvala - jchvala@flyingfootforum.com, (651) 291-7005

Dance healthy this season!

We've come together, as a community of care providers to offer you the most up-to-date information on your health as a dancer. Our knowledge of mental health concerns, nutritional struggles, and physical wellness has been compiled into an afternoon event for only $30. That's nearly six hours of information at an incredibly low rate.

Bring your foam roller, a notepad, a friend and wear dance clothes to move.

See you THERE!

-Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation

Register here: http://www.mndancemed.org/learn/mdmf-annual-conference/mdmf-annual-dance...

Del La Salle High School
Contact:

Sufiana - The Sufi Ecstasy features Katha Dance Theatre, with live music composed by Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan and choreography by KDT’s Founder/Artistic Director Rita Mustaphi. Sufiana - The Sufi Ecstasy is truly an uplifting experience, completely unique and ecstatically alive!

Sufi music, movement and dance are all integral parts of Sufism and it finds a voice even today. Sufism is an ennobling idea, which believes in complete devotion to the Divine, and an absolute love for mankind, and the concert is an experience in divine ecstasy. Sufiana – the Sufi Ecstasy is a joyful celebration with rhythmic dancing, whirling, music and poetry and of universal oneness.

When: September 16 and 17 at 8:00pm, September 18 at 2:00pm
Tickets: $25 - $30 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Contact:
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

The year: 2053. A patient, dark of skin, has been checked into urgent medical care in a state of collapse. Her name is given as Ashwarnahm BahrAili KofucheeNané and she self-identifies as “the child of many continents.” Who is she? What healing does she need? Follow her journey as she travels into the recesses of memory and imagination to conjure a magical healing experience that invites all into its joy-filled dance.

Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea works with the dancers of Ananya Dance Theatre, director Marcus Young, sound artists Greg Schutte, Queen Drea, Pooja Goswami, and Tenzin Ngawang, visual artist Alison Hiltner, and lighting designer Kevin A. Jones to create an original dance theater production inspired by the remarkable properties of turmeric, the root ingredient of many cuisines and recipes that heal from within!

Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, 7:30pm.

Photo: V. Paul Virtucio

The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Av, Saint Paul
Contact:
Gary Peterson- gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org, (612) 360-0107

Collectivus Dance is holding its Season Two performance on September 17 at the Historic Mounds Theatre in Saint Paul at 7pm. Our talented dancers will display a full repertoire of original work in styles as varied as hip hop, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Come see an awesome dance recital for talented adults! Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door.

Historic Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Road, Saint Paul
Contact:

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2014 and 2015 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their choreographic imaginations to The Cowles Center stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range in dance styles and present thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations.

2016 SOLO Performers:

Kenna-Camara Cottman (2014 Fellow)
Brian J. Evans (2015 Fellow)
Kaleena Miller (2015 Fellow)
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel (2015 Fellow)
Sally Rousse (2014 Fellow)
Max Wirsing (2014 Fellow)

When: September 23 and 24 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $25 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave
Contact:
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is having a company preview reception and performance at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 1 to celebrate its new season and welcome its new and returning professional company members and apprentices!

Share the excitement of TCB’s incredible journey, growth, and upcoming season; meet and mingle with its Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers; enjoy refreshments, and a preview performance by the company.

FREE and open to the public: families, friends, supporters, and the curious are all welcome.

WHERE:
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044

Easy access: Just off I-35, 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul.
FREE PARKING

Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Join award-winning flamenco dancer Sachiko "La Chayí" for her solo dance performance with two virtuoso world-class artists: renowned flamenco singer Ismael Fernández and guitarist Ethan Margolis. With over two decades of dance experience, Sachiko creates an innovative space within the traditional rhythms and music of flamenco where a sense of spontaneity, freedom, and inspiration are tantamount.

Saturday, October 1
1st Show: 6:45 pm Doors / 7:30 pm Show
2nd Show: 9:15 pm Doors / 10 pm Show

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

MUSICIANS:
Ismael Fernández (flamenco singer, Seviile, Spain and New York)
Ethan Margolis (flamenco guitarist, Los Angeles)

For tickets and more information, visit www.sachikolachayi.com

Reverie Cafe+Bar (1931 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403)
Contact:
Sachiko Nishiuchi- danceflamencompls@gmail.com, (612) 999-5520

SAGE Awards - October 18
Save the Date

Join us for the 12th annual SAGE Awards on October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Come support your dance community and celebrate another great year of powerful movement.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts - 528 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

Vital Matters is a new festival of experimental dance and performance in Minneapolis. We will present new work by collaborators Justin Jones, Anna Marie Shogren, Dolo McComb, Otto Ramstad, Olive Bieringa, Pramila Vasudevan, Katie Burgess, Sam Johnson, Vie Boheme, Katelyn Skelley, HIJACK, Young Dance and other special guests including DJ WZZ WNSHP.

SEVEN workshops, FOUR evenings of performance, FIVE commissions, TWO parties, ONE evening of artist conversations.

Mark your calendars. Come take class and experience some of Minneapolis's most exciting performance makers. Ticketing including festival pass information coming very soon.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2082705311953960/

Southern Theater
Contact:
Olive Bieringa- olivebier@gmail.com, (917) 463-9300

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

TU Dance Center offers three adult workshops this fall with Thern Anderson, Tina Anderson Wallum, and Kathy Mohn. The workshops are divided into two six-week sessions from September 7 - December 4.

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum, Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm
Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Thern Anderson, Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Adult Beginning Modern 2 (Session 1) with Thern Anderson, Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm
Adult Beginning Modern 2 (Session 2) with Kathy Mohn, Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm

Tina's ballet class emphasizes alignment, placement and somatic awareness. The class consists of barre and center work that focuses on balance, classical line, connecting steps, and simple turns and jumps.

Thern's modern class teaches body and spacial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention.

Kathy's modern class refreshes basic modern dance concepts and movement vocabulary, allowing students to experience better health, flexibility, balance, and increased strength.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance is pleased to offer four skill-building workshops led by proficients in their respective fields from August 31 - September 2, geared towards teaching artists and arts administrators. These workshops are supported by a grant from the AROHA Philanthropies.

Cultural Competency with Radious Guess (must be taken in its entirety)
Wednesday, August 31, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:30-6:00pm, and
Thursday, September 1, 4:00-5:30pm, $40

Body-Mind Centering with Margie Fargnoli (must be taken in its entirety)
Thursday, September 1, 2:30-4:00pm and
Friday, September 2, 2:30-5:30pm, $40

Online pre-registration required. Limited space available.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

A new 12-week session of Ballet Fundamentals begins Tuesday, September 6. This series is a perfect introduction to ballet for adults and teens who are ages 16 and up. Preregistration is required.

Fall Session with Zachary Tuazon
September 6 - November 22
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Price: $160

Online registration is now open at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MinnesotaDanceTheatreSchool.

Zachary Tuazon dances professionally with MDT and received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding a FREE Registration Open House Wednesday, September 7 from 11:00am–1:00pm and 5:30–8:00pm!

Come see our beautiful state of the art dance facility, learn about what classes we have to offer you and your dancer, and talk one-on-one with our directors and faculty about any questions you may have with classes we offer or the upcoming dance year.

Can't wait to see you!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Eight-Week Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop with Gadu

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Resonance Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method. Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Sunday 6:00pm - 9:00pm, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

Tuition: $200

To register, please complete Registration Form at: http://www.hotresonanceart.com/subbody-butoh-workshops

Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- doushingadu@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

Pilates Mat Teacher Training
with Cari Riis Stemmler and Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Mat I
Introduction to Pilates and Beginning/Intermediate Exercises
Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

Friday, September 16, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
Hours:
Friday - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fee: Early $499.00 until September 2. $549 regular.

Materials Fee: $80.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Contact:
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Client Connections: Beginning Level Mat Home Workout
with Ginny Massie

September 24, 2016
11:30 - 1pm
Early bird $64 by September 9
Regular fee $69

Learn the traditional beginning mat workout. You will be taught how to find strength and successes with each of the exercises. A short handout and online video are included.

No pre-requisites. No osteoporosis.

Contact:
Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Join Rosy Simas for a dance workshop diving into her creative process used to develop her latest works We Wait In The Darkness and Skin(s).

A meditative and concentrated process – this workshop will bring us into the world of the senses. We will explore creating movement from the inside out and discuss and explore how to craft such movement for performance.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from 2:00-6:00pm

WHERE: Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center for Dance

COST: $80-$160 sliding scale – based on what you can afford.

Limited to 20 participants. $40 deposit.

Photo by Brandan McMillan. Photo of Lela Pierce in Skin(s) residency at KST ALloy Studios in Pittsburgh, PA .

Simas is offering this workshop as a part of Oyate Okodakiciyapi – a series of Native contemporary dance events in the Twin Cities, produced in partnership with The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Cowles Center and All My Relations Arts.

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts
Contact:

This course focuses on child development from birth up to adolescence. Participants will consider human growth from various perspectives and the role of movement in childhood. It will emphasize movement development through the lens of movement assessment (LMA and KMP) and introduce DMT-based interventions. Attention will be paid to both the genetic (“nature”) and environmental (“nurture”) factors influencing movement and development.
This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

Instructor: Mariah Meyer LeFeber, MA LPC BC-DMT
Mariah specializes in working with children with autism spectrum and related disorders, trauma and attachment, and in preventative care. Her current research lies in studying the relationship between dance/movement therapy and fostering resilience in underserved youth.

For registration or information, please contact Barbara, information below.

To be determined (Minneapolis)
Contact:
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb- loebx001@umn.edu, (612) 916-1829

Facilitated by certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

120-hour intensive

Minneapolis
Module 1: December 5-16, 2016. Monday to Friday 10-5pm + performance Wednesday evening, December 14: 6-9pm

Module 2: March 13-24, 2017

Olive and Otto will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

Tapestry Folk Dance Center
Contact:
Olive Bieringa- olivebier@gmail.com, (917) 463-9300

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Administrative Assistants/Receptionists will be expected to:
Welcome parents, students, visitors and guests into our facility.
Handle phone calls, emails and communication with parents, students and faculty.
Maintain studio security in addition to a clean and organized office/studio space.
Work with school/company manager and director, handling day-to-day administrative tasks including distributing schedules, updating bulletin boards and updating website.

SPB is looking for candidates who work well with a dedicated, mindful, and supportive environment. This position is part-time with hourly pay. Five to six shifts per week, Monday-Saturday, to be determined based on current schedule and availability.

For full job description: http://www.spballet.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Admin_Recptn_Aug-2016...

Send questions/applications to Laura Greenwell, School Director at lgreenwell@spballet.org

Contact:
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

The Walker Art Center is pleased to offer two internship opportunities within our Performing Art Department.

The Performing Arts Internship is a hands-on, administrative position for an individual interested in writing, conducting research, gathering performance information, learning more about nonprofit arts organizations, and assisting Walker staff with a variety of administrative tasks related to the current needs of a busy presenting department. This internship also provides the opportunity to develop specific skills based on the intern’s interests and background in arts administration.

DURATION: Mid-September 2016 – May 2017
SCHEDULE : 12 hours per week minimum; days/hours flexible.
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. Benefits include a one-year Walker membership; complementary tickets to Walker events as available; and other employee discounts at the restaurants and Shop.

Application deadline is Monday, September 5. Please see the Walker website for more details.

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue
Contact:
Molly Hanse- molly.hanse@walkerart.org, (612) 375-7624

YOUNG DANCE, a modern dance company for youth ages 7-18, seeks creative and energetic young dancers.
Company members will be trained in modern dance and introduced to other styles. They will work with professional choreographers and explore choreography themselves!

Young Dance is an inclusive dance organization for dancers of all abilities. Young Dance meets twice a week from September through May. The company performs in venues around the Twin Cities throughout the year, and in a final show in May.

In 2016-17, Young Dance will explore dance through a lens of social justice. Working with guest artists, Young Dance staff, and in collaboration with company members, dancers will craft choreographed responses to their concerns and hopes for the world around them.

Previous dance experience is preferred but not necessary.
Auditions are informal, just like taking a dance class.

Tuesday, September 6, 5:00-6:00p.m.
To register: 612-423-3064 or email info@youngdance.org

Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Audition Notice:

Saturday, September 10
Registration: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Audition: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Dancers must bring a headshot and resume.

Ages 21+. We're looking for men and women for a remount of the 2014 work The Secrets of Slave Songs to be performed in February at the O'Shaughnessy and to tour to Atlanta in March.
Specific needs for non-white characters and a white male.
Rehearsals begin mid-November.

TEKBOX | Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN | 2nd Floor
Contact:
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Borealis Dance is holding auditions for students grades 8-12 to be a part of our student apprentice program. Student Apprentices train with the professional company and perform with touring opportunities throughout the season.
Classes and rehearsals are Sundays and will fall within the hours of 10:00am-2:00pm.
Please wear form fitting clothing and hair secured away from the face.
Registration will begin at 11:30am and the studio will be available for warm up.
Please reserve your spot by visiting www.borealisdance.org

Minnesota Opera Center | 620 North First St Minneapolis MN 55401
Contact:
Danielle RIcci- danielle.borealisdance@gmail.com, (512) 541-6187

The third annual Dance Flicks Film Festival, sponsored by Twin Cities Film Fest, will be held at Intermedia Arts on January 28, 2017. We are inviting submissions from Minnesota artists for works that integrate dance and cinematography. We are looking for a diverse range of films that feature movement other than documented staged performances; films that celebrate the conversation between the moving body and the camera.

Films must be shot in 2015 or later and the length should not exceed 15 minutes. A paneled review process will be held to determine the final selections. Send your submission to Becky Heist at rebeccaannheist@gmail.com. The submission deadline is midnight, November 1. Please include your full name, phone number and email address with your digital application.

Intermedia Arts
Contact:
Becky Heist- rebeccaannheist@gmail.com, (612) 388-0309

Holidazzle is right around the corner and we are looking for performers on our Holidazzle stage to enhance the experience. Holidazzle will run Thursdays – Sundays, November 25 – December 23 in Loring Park again this year, due to the Nicollet Mall Project. We have performance opportunities during all operating hours of Holidazzle and performers typically conduct two to three sets that last 30 minutes with a 30 minute break. Custom options are available as well.

If interested please sign-up at http://www.holidazzle.com/entertainment/
Final performance schedule will be announced by October 1, 2016.

Entertainers are provided social media marketing, listing on the Holidazzle schedule of events, the opportunity to sell merchandise on-site, and the opportunity to collect tips on-site.

The Holidazzle stage will offer an open-air performance venue in the heart of Loring Park including amplified sound and lighting support.

Loring Park
Contact:
Katie Fornasiere- kfornasiere@downtownminneapolis.com, (612) 338-3807

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School (SSM) is an Episcopal, co-educational, college preparatory, independent boarding/day school serving 500 students in grades 6th-postgraduate.

SSM seeks a long-term substitute to teach dance for the winter term (approximately January 2, 2017 to February 17, 2017).
Duties are mainly in the afternoon each day and include:
•Teaching three dance classes per day, from beginner classes to an advanced class
•Daily after-school rehearsal with the Arch Dance company, a student group of advanced dancers, including music selection, choreography, and performance preparation
•Working with members of the performing arts department to produce a performance for Winter Family Weekend

The long-term substitute will have access to the year-long objectives and curriculum designed by for dance classes and the Arch Dance group.
Qualifications: BA in Dance with teaching and choreographing experience preferred.
Send letter describing interest, qualifications and resume to HR@s-sm.org.

Faribault, MN 55021
Contact:
Linda Laughlin- HR@s-sm.org, (507) 333-1613

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

The Cowles Center is pleased to announce the 2017 round of the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers. This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

AWARDS
Six unrestricted fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded, three to dancers and three to choreographers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
1. Intent to Apply: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
2. Final Application: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 3:00 pm CST

Please note: The Intent to Apply deadline is firm. Applicants who miss the deadline may still submit a final application, however, they will not receive deadline reminders or important updates about the application and the panel will not view their live performances.

CRITERIA
Please visit mcknightdancechoreo.org for information regarding eligibility and criteria.

Contact:
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the Police Station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

ONGOING CLASSES

Classes designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Each student is encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student.

NOTE:
St. Paul Ballet will have a school-wide break (not including Advanced/Professional morning class) from Monday, August 29 - Monday, September 5.
Open Adult classes will resume Tuesday, September 6.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Contact:
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Professional/Adult Advanced Open Ballet Classes are back!
Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.

Parking is FREE and studio is located a few short blocks away from light rail transit.
$10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify)

Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company.

Classes run August 29, 2016 through May 27, 2017
Fairview Ave Studio
Mondays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Contact:
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Erin Thompson teaches fall modern dance classes at Zenon beginning September 8. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays 9:30am-11:00am, with live accompaniment

Cost:
$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) / $130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, 4th Floor
Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Join Threads Dance Project for Open Company Classes!

Tuesdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Ballet
Thursdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Modern

Classes $12, Threads alum dance for free!

Free parking at Lundstrum Center.

Come dance with us!

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Contact:
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS-Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next session: September 6 - November 22, 2016

BEGINNING BALLET
Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5
10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Registration is now open for Minnesota Dance Theatre & School's 2016-2017 school year.

Students of our School, ages 3-18, inherit knowledge from our renowned faculty, who nurture each child’s potential for artistry and self-confidence. Joy and agility are encouraged through training, mentoring and performing experiences furthering their skills and talents.

Our faculty is dedicated to providing guidance and experience that shape the performer both technically and artistically – not only to become professional dancers, but to develop the confidence and discipline in pursuing all life goals.

Performing Arts Division (ages 8-18):
September 6 – June 2
More Info on PAD: http://mndance.org/class-information/performing-arts-division-classes/

Young Children's Division (ages 3-11), including the tuition-fee boys program:
Session I: September 6 - January 21
Session II: January 30 - May 27
More Info on YCD: http://mndance.org/class-information/young-childrens-division/

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Anne Bachem- school@mndance.org

Fall session registration is now open at The School at TU Dance Center! The Fall 2016 session runs from September 6 - December 10.

The TU Dance pre-professional program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. There will be a placement class for new students on Thursday, September 1 from 6-7:30pm; 45 minutes of ballet, 45 minutes of modern.

The TU Dance Center Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged 3-19. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Financial aid and payment plans are available.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, yoga, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Sarah Baumert, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Abdo Sayegh, and Katelyn Skelley.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card*.

*Please note: For Open Yoga- $12/class, $100/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

An invigorating, ten-week community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

When: September 14 - November 16; Wednesdays 6:30PM-8:00PM
Where: Target Education studio at the Cowles Center, 2nd Floor
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
Cost: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

Membership includes:
All 10 classes
20% off select tickets to performances throughout the performance season
$5 parking on class nights
10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on matinee days

To sign up for the series, contact Jessi Fett at jfett@thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Contact:
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Be active this year, join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boy's class!

Unique in Minnesota, this innovative program is designed specifically for boys and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys class is for students 7 - 17, with or without prior dance experience. Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance. Enrollment is open, join today!

For more information and registration, visit balletroyalemn.org

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes from toddlers taking their first steps in our ground breaking Mommy & Me classes, teens stepping into a professional dance career, adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, to professionals wanting to augment their training. Our unique offerings range from comprehensive training programs to customized plans and private coaching.

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy & Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division (day program, by audition only)
- FREE Boys Program (ages 5-7)
- Men's Ballet

Ballet Royale at Ames Center

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@balletroyalemn.org, (952) 452-3163

Kick off your Labor Day weekend in an inspiring, creative way! MotionArt invites dancers and dance enthusiasts to its monthly evening of dance improvisation. Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both.

When: Friday, September 2, 2016

Where: Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis

6:30 - 7:00 Warm up, group and/or individual
7:00 - 8:00 Improvise... explore movement ideas volunteered by participants

Each improvisation lasts from five to 20 minutes depending on what is happening in the dance. Live music and extra inspiration provided by percussionist Bruce Wintervold.

Suggested Donation: $5 - $10
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
This event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Contact Pam Gleason or Diane Moncrieff at info@motionartmn.org
Visit MotionArt at www.motionartmn.org
Follow MotionArt on Facebook

Contact:
Diane Moncrieff- diwebbmo@gmail.com, (763) 221-6675

Join us for fall classes at Lake Harriet Dance Center!

Creative Dance, 3 year-olds - Wednesday 4:00pm
Preballet, 4-5 year-olds - Friday 9:15am, Saturday 2:00pm

Ballet/Tap
Kindergarten - Wednesday 5:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm
1st Grade - Wednesday 4:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm
2nd Grade - Thursday 4:30pm
3rd Grade - Tuesday 4:00pm, Saturday 10:00am

Tap/Jazz
4th Grade - Monday 4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am
5th Grade - Saturday 11:00am
6th Grade - Tuesday 5:00pm
Intermediate 1 - Thursday 5:30pm
Intermediate 2 - Monday 5:00pm
Advanced - Monday 7:30-9:00pm

Ballet
Beginning - Wednesday 6:00pm
Level I/II - Monday 5:00-6:15pm
Level II - Saturday 9:00-10:30am
Level III - Thursday 4:30-6:30pm with pointe, Saturday 12:30-2:00pm
Level III/IV - Monday 6:15-7:30pm
Level IV - Thursday 6:30-8:00pm, Repertory - 8:00-9:00pm; Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm with pointe
Adult/teen Open Ballet - Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm

Contemporary
Beginning - Tuesday 7:00pm
Level I - Tuesday 6:00pm
Level II - Thursday 6:30pm
Level III - Thursday 7:30pm
Musical Theater - Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm

Lake Harriet Dance Center, 6438 Lyndale Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423
Contact:
Connie Murray- billm@eaglelearning.com, (612) 861-1812

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

"A glorious ballet era on St. Paul's Grand Avenue ends"
http://www.twincities.com/2016/08/25/st-paul-grand-avenue-ballet-ace-har...
Richard Chin

"What one man learned when his daughter was harassed on Hennepin Avenue"
http://www.startribune.com/what-one-man-learned-when-his-daughter-was-ha...
Michael Kleber-Diggs

Submitted by Judith Brin Ingber

Contact:
Non Edwards- news@dancemn.org